Comments Policy

We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas as they relate to the topics presented. We want to publish your comments, but we expect comments to be courteous and topical. Comments that do not meet our guidelines will not be approved for publishing.

Unacceptable and will not be published:

  • Obscene, defamatory, profane or otherwise offensive or inappropriate language
  • Personal attacks or threats of any kind or offensive terms that target specific groups (ethnic, racial, religious, etc.)
  • Product endorsements
  • Spam
  • Personal identification
  • Duplicate posts
  • Comments that suggest or encourage illegal, dangerous or destructive activity
  • Comments that make unsupported accusations
  • Off-topic comments

NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center is unable to post comments from children under the age of 13 due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  If you are 12 years old or younger, you may e-mail us at nmfs.pir.socialmedia@noaa.gov rather than posting a comment on this blog.

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